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    Senior Member martin's Avatar
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    Default Antipode Map

    I'm sure all of you in here are able to calculate antipode coords,
    but here i found a neat map to visualize them immidiately:

    http://www.diercke.de/unterricht/kar...podenkarte.xtp

    It's german, but i think self-explanatory

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    That is pretty neat. I had no idea what an antipode was, much less how to calculate one.

    If anyone else doesn't know what antipode is and is up for a short mental challenge, instead of doing a search for antipod, follow Martin's link and see if you can figure it out in under 60 seconds - and no, you don't need to read German.

    Cool find Martin, thanks.

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    You'll find some interresting facts, for instance, the antipode of the center of Australia is right in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

    Seems Australia acts like a counterweight. ; )

    Edit:
    Wikipedia lists one in english (plain and simple):
    http://www.antipodemap.com/
    Last edited by martin; 02-28-2009 at 04:03 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martin View Post
    Seems Australia acts like a counterweight. ; )
    The antipode of the center of USA is right in the middle of the Indian Ocean.

    The antipode of the center of Africa is right in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

    The world seems to count on counterweights...

    Though I feel a little pity for the Philippines... who has to counterbalance the entire South America
    Last edited by T.Dooley; 04-09-2009 at 10:46 AM.
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